Pennsylvania Grade 8 Science Practice

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Nature of Science50%
Biological Sciences18%
Physical Sciences16%
Earth and Space Sciences16%
  • Questions: 3,688
  • Technology Enhanced Items: 299
  • Instructional Videos: 155
  • Vocabulary Terms: 616

Test Standards

Nature of Science
1. (S8.A.1.1.1)  Scientific Theory V. Opinion
2. (S8.A.1.1.2)  Scientific Inquiry/Technological Design
3. (S8.A.1.1.3)  Support Inferences
4. (S8.A.1.1.4)  Use Evidence
5. (S8.A.1.2.1)  Describe Effects Of Results & Developments
6. (S8.A.1.2.2 )  Environmental Issues
7. (S8.A.1.2.3)  Fundamental Concepts
8. (S8.A.1.2.4)  Technological Advancements
9. (S8.A.1.3.1)  Ratio
10. (S8.A.1.3.2)  Make Inferences
11. (S8.A.1.3.3)  Examine Changing Systems
12. (S8.A.1.3.4)  Changing Environment
13. (S8.A.2.1.1)  Describe Relationships
14. (S8.A.2.1.2 )  Raise Testable Questions
15. (S8.A.2.1.3)  Design A Controlled Experiment
16. (S8.A.2.1.4 )  Interpret Data/Observations
17. (S8.A.2.1.5)  Communicate & Support Conclusions
18. (S8.A.2.1.6 )  Design Flaws & Working Solutions
19. (S8.A.2.2.1)  Appropriate Use
20. (S8.A.2.2.2)  Appropriate Measurement Systems
21. (S8.A.2.2.3)  Enhancements From Technology
22. (S8.A.3.1.1)  Describe A System
23. (S8.A.3.1.2)  Order In A System
24. (S8.A.3.1.3)  System Inputs, Processes, Outputs, & Feedback
25. (S8.A.3.1.4 )  Open & Closed Loop Systems
26. (S8.A.3.1.5)  Components Of Systems
27. (S8.A.3.2.1)  Scientists' Use Of Models
28. (S8.A.3.2.2)  Engineers Use Of Models
29. (S8.A.3.2.3)  Predict Results
30. (S8.A.3.3.1)  Identify/Describe Patterns
31. (S8.A.3.3.2)  Repeating Structure/Periodic Patterns
Biological Sciences
1. (S8.B.1.1.1 )  Structures Of Living Things
2. (S8.B.1.1.2)  Compare Organisms' Structures
3. (S8.B.1.1.3)  Identify/Categorize Organisms
4. (S8.B.1.1.4)  Identify Levels Of Organization
5. (S8.B.2.1.1)  Inherited Structures/Behaviors
6. (S8.B.2.1.2)  Adaptations
7. (S8.B.2.1.3)  Mutations
8. (S8.B.2.1.4)  Selective Breeding/Biotechnology
9. (S8.B.2.1.5)  Development Of Adaptations
10. (S8.B.2.2.1)  Inherited V. Acquired Traits
11. (S8.B.2.2.2)  Genes & Traits
12. (S8.B.3.1.1 )  Flow Of Energy Through An Ecosystem
13. (S8.B.3.1.2)  Identify Major Biomes
14. (S8.B.3.1.3)  Relationships Among Organisms
15. (S8.B.3.2.1)  Changes In Populations
16. (S8.B.3.2.2)  Diversity
17. (S8.B.3.2.3 )  Response To Environmental Changes
18. (S8.B.3.3.1)  Effect Of Human Activities
19. (S8.B.3.3.2)  Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources
20. (S8.B.3.3.3)  Waste Management
21. (S8.B.3.3.4)  Effects Of Pest Management
Physical Sciences
1. (S8.C.1.1.1)  Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
2. (S8.C.1.1.2)  Characteristic Chemical/Physical Properties
3. (S8.C.1.1.3)  Reactants/Products Of Chemical Reactions
4. (S8.C.2.1.1)  Forms/Sources Of Energy
5. (S8.C.2.1.2)  Transfer Of Energy
6. (S8.C.2.1.3)  Energy Conversion
7. (S8.C.2.2.1)  The Sun
8. (S8.C.2.2.2)  Time Span Of Renewability
9. (S8.C.2.2.3)  Waste
10. (S8.C.3.1.1)  Describe Forces
11. (S8.C.3.1.2)  Kinetic V. Potential Energy
12. (S8.C.3.1.3)  Mechanical Advantage
Earth and Space Sciences
1. (S8.D.1.1.1 )  Rock Cycle
2. (S8.D.1.1.2 )  Describe Natural Processes
3. (S8.D.1.1.3)  Soil Types & Characteristics
4. (S8.D.1.1.4)  Fossils
5. (S8.D.1.2.1)  Product Transformation Process
6. (S8.D.1.2.2)  Potential Impact Of Human-Made Processes
7. (S8.D.1.3.1)  Water Cycle
8. (S8.D.1.3.2)  Freshwater & Saltwater Systems
9. (S8.D.1.3.3)  Water Systems
10. (S8.D.1.3.4)  Streams
11. (S8.D.2.1.1)  Impact Of Water Systems
12. (S8.D.2.1.2)  Global Patterns Of Movement
13. (S8.D.2.1.3)  Weather Patterns
14. (S8.D.3.1.1)  Patterns Of Earth's Movements
15. (S8.D.3.1.2)  Role Of Gravity
16. (S8.D.3.1.3)  Characteristics Of Celestial Bodies